MLB Home Run Leaders 2020 – Overall, Per Plate Appearance, Position, and Team

2020 was a Covid-shortened season, so home run leaders are not quite what they would be in other years. Still, MLB players managed to hit 2,304 home runs in 66,506 plate appearances.

Overall Home Run Leaders (2020)

This table shows the overall home run leaders for 2020.

Player Name Team Name Home Runs
Luke Voit Yankees 22
Jose Abreu White Sox 19
Marcell Ozuna Braves 18
Jose Ramirez Indians 17
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 17
Mike Trout Angels 17
Mookie Betts Dodgers 16
Manny Machado Padres 16
Nelson Cruz Twins 16
Kole Calhoun Diamondbacks 16
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 16
A.J. Pollock Dodgers 16
Adam Duvall Braves 16
Pete Alonso Mets 16
Wil Myers Padres 15
Corey Seager Dodgers 15
Eugenio Suarez Reds 15
Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves 14
Brandon Lowe Rays 14
George Springer Astros 14
Eloy Jimenez White Sox 14
Matt Olson Athletics 14
Nicholas Castellanos Reds 14

HR Leaders Based on HRs per Plate Appearance (2020)

Let’s take a look at the players who maximize their plate appearances by hitting home runs more often. I have used standard hitting eligibility (3.1 plate appearances per team game, which equates to 186 for 2020) in order to have a useful dataset. Otherwise, we would have Luis Campusano leading the way, and while I look forward to watching Campusano play, I don’t see him as an elite power hitter. I’ve also converted the rate to HRs / 100 plate appearances, which I think is a little bit easier on the eyes than staring at decimals.

All players with more than 6 home runs per 100 plate appearances are listed.

Player Name Team Name HR/100PA
Luke Voit Yankees 9.4
Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 7.73
Adam Duvall Braves 7.66
A.J. Pollock Dodgers 7.62
Nelson Cruz Twins 7.48
Jose Abreu White Sox 7.25
Mike Trout Angels 7.05
Kole Calhoun Diamondbacks 7.02
Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves 6.93
Wil Myers Padres 6.88
Marcell Ozuna Braves 6.74
Pete Alonso Mets 6.69
Jose Ramirez Indians 6.69
Juan Soto Nationals 6.63
Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres 6.61
Mookie Betts Dodgers 6.5
Eugenio Suarez Reds 6.49
Corey Seager Dodgers 6.47
Miguel Sano Twins 6.34
George Springer Astros 6.31
Manny Machado Padres 6.3
Brandon Lowe Rays 6.25
Eloy Jimenez White Sox 6.19

HR Team Leaders

All players with 4 or more home runs are listed.

Angels

Player Name Home Runs
Mike Trout 17
Jared Walsh 9
Justin Upton 9
Anthony Rendon 9
Max Stassi 7
Shohei Ohtani 7
Albert Pujols 6

Astros

Player Name Home Runs
George Springer 14
Kyle Tucker 9
Martin Maldonado 6
Alex Bregman 6
Yuli Gurriel 6
Michael Brantley 5
Jose Altuve 5
Carlos Correa 5
Josh Reddick 4

Athletics

Player Name Home Runs
Matt Olson 14
Matt Chapman 10
Robbie Grossman 8
Sean Murphy 7
Marcus Semien 7
Ramon Laureano 6
Stephen Piscotty 5
Mark Canha 5

Blue Jays

Player Name Home Runs
Teoscar Hernandez 16
Randal Grichuk 12
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 11
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 9
Rowdy Tellez 8
Cavan Biggio 8
Danny Jansen 6
Travis Shaw 6
Bo Bichette 5

Braves

Player Name Home Runs
Marcell Ozuna 18
Adam Duvall 16
Ronald Acuna Jr. 14
Freddie Freeman 13
Dansby Swanson 10
Travis d’Arnaud 9
Austin Riley 8
Ozzie Albies 6
Johan Camargo 4

Brewers

Player Name Home Runs
Keston Hiura 13
Christian Yelich 12
Jedd Gyorko 9
Ryan Braun 8
Orlando Arcia 5
Jacob Nottingham 4

Cardinals

Player Name Home Runs
Tyler O’Neill 7
Brad Miller 7
Paul Goldschmidt 6
Tommy Edman 5
Dexter Fowler 4
Harrison Bader 4
Yadier Molina 4
Matt Carpenter 4

Cubs

Player Name Home Runs
Ian Happ 12
Kyle Schwarber 11
Anthony Rizzo 11
Javier Baez 8
David Bote 7
Willson Contreras 7
Jason Heyward 6
Kris Bryant 4

Diamondbacks

Player Name Home Runs
Kole Calhoun 16
Christian Walker 7
Carson Kelly 5
Nick Ahmed 5
David Peralta 5
Eduardo Escobar 4

Dodgers

Player Name Home Runs
A.J. Pollock 16
Mookie Betts 16
Corey Seager 15
Cody Bellinger 12
Max Muncy 12
Edwin Rios 8
Will Smith 8
Chris Taylor 8
Joc Pederson 7
Enrique Hernandez 5
Justin Turner 4

Giants

Player Name Home Runs
Wilmer Flores 12
Alex Dickerson 10
Mike Yastrzemski 10
Brandon Belt 9
Brandon Crawford 8
Evan Longoria 7
Darin Ruf 5
Austin Slater 5
Chad Tromp 4

Indians

Player Name Home Runs
Jose Ramirez 17
Franmil Reyes 9
Carlos Santana 8
Francisco Lindor 8
Tyler Naquin 4

Mariners

Player Name Home Runs
Kyle Lewis 11
Kyle Seager 9
Dylan Moore 8
Evan White 8
Jose Marmolejos 6

Marlin

Player Name Home Runs
Brian Anderson 11
Jesus Aguilar 8
Corey Dickerson 7
Garrett Cooper 6
Miguel Rojas 4

Mets

Player Name Home Runs
Pete Alonso 16
Robinson Cano 10
Dominic Smith 10
Michael Conforto 9
Brandon Nimmo 8
J.D. Davis 6
Wilson Ramos 5
Amed Rosario 4
Jeff McNeil 4

Nationals

Player Name Home Runs
Juan Soto 13
Trea Turner 12
Asdrubal Cabrera 8
Michael A. Taylor 5
Yan Gomes 4
Adam Eaton 4

Orioles

Player Name Home Runs
Renato Nunez 12
Anthony Santander 11
Rio Ruiz 9
Pat Valaika 8
D.J. Stewart 7
Ryan Mountcastle 5
Pedro Severino 5
Chance Sisco 4
Austin Hays 4

Padres

Player Name Home Runs
Fernando Tatis Jr. 17
Manny Machado 16
Wil Myers 15
Trent Grisham 10
Eric Hosmer 9
Jurickson Profar 7
Jake Cronenworth 4

Phillies

Player Name Home Runs
Bryce Harper 13
J.T. Realmuto 11
Rhys Hoskins 10
Didi Gregorius 10
Andrew McCutchen 10
Jean Segura 7
Jay Bruce 6
Alec Bohm 4

Pirates

Player Name Home Runs
Colin Moran 10
Josh Bell 8
Gregory Polanco 7
Bryan Reynolds 7
Adam Frazier 7
Ke’Bryan Hayes 5
Jose Osuna 4

Rangers

Rougned Odor 10
Joey Gallo 10
Derek Dietrich 5
Shin-Soo Choo 5
Ronald Guzman 4
Leody Taveras 4

Rays

Brandon Lowe 14
Hunter Renfroe 8
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 8
Willy Adames 8
Randy Arozarena 7
Mike Brosseau 5
Nate Lowe 4
Mike Zunino 4
Austin Meadows 4
Joey Wendle 4

Red Sox

Xander Bogaerts 11
Rafael Devers 11
Bobby Dalbec 8
Christian Vazquez 7
Jackie Bradley Jr. 7
J.D. Martinez 7
Alex Verdugo 6
Michael Chavis 5

Reds

Eugenio Suarez 15
Nicholas Castellanos 14
Jesse Winker 12
Joey Votto 11
Mike Moustakas 8
Freddy Galvis 7
Curt Casali 6
Tucker Barnhart 5

Rockies

Trevor Story 11
Ryan McMahon 9
Nolan Arenado 8
Sam Hilliard 6
Matt Kemp 6
Charlie Blackmon 6
Garrett Hampson 5

Royals

Salvador Perez 11
Whit Merrifield 9
Jorge Soler 8
Maikel Franco 8
Ryan McBroom 6
Hunter Dozier 6
Adalberto Mondesi 6
Alex Gordon 4

Tigers

Miguel Cabrera 10
Jonathan Schoop 8
Jeimer Candelario 7
Willi Castro 6
JaCoby Jones 5
Niko Goodrum 5
C.J. Cron 4
Victor Reyes 4

Twins

Nelson Cruz 16
Byron Buxton 13
Miguel Sano 13
Eddie Rosario 13
Max Kepler 9
Josh Donaldson 6
Marwin Gonzalez 5
Jake Cave 4
Jorge Polanco 4

White Sox

Jose Abreu 19
Eloy Jimenez 14
Luis Robert 11
Edwin Encarnacion 10
Tim Anderson 10
Yasmani Grandal 8
James McCann 7
Yoan Moncada 6

Yankees

Luke Voit 22
Gary Sanchez 10
DJ LeMahieu 10
Aaron Judge 9
Clint Frazier 8
Giovanny Urshela 6
Aaron Hicks 6
Brett Gardner 5
Kyle Higashioka 4
Giancarlo Stanton 4

HR Position Leaders

Catchers

Salvador Perez C 11
J.T. Realmuto C 11
Gary Sanchez C 10
Travis d’Arnaud C 9
Will Smith C 8
Yasmani Grandal C 8
Max Stassi C 7
James McCann C 7
Sean Murphy C 7
Austin Nola C 7
Christian Vazquez C 7
Willson Contreras C 7
Curt Casali C 6
Danny Jansen C 6
Martin Maldonado C 6

First Base

Luke Voit 1B 22
Jose Abreu 1B 19
Pete Alonso 1B 16
Matt Olson 1B 14
Miguel Sano 1B 13
Freddie Freeman 1B 13
Renato Nunez 1B 12
Max Muncy 1B (3B/2B) 12
Joey Votto 1B 11
Anthony Rizzo 1B 11
Mitch Moreland 1B 10
Rhys Hoskins 1B 10
Jared Walsh 1B 9
Jedd Gyorko 1B (3B) 9
Eric Hosmer 1B 9
Brandon Belt 1B 9
Bobby Dalbec 1B 8
Rowdy Tellez 1B 8
Evan White 1B 8
Jesus Aguilar 1B 8
Josh Bell 1B 8
Carlos Santana 1B 8
Jeimer Candelario 1B (3B) 7
Christian Walker 1B 7
Ryan McBroom 1B 6
Daniel Vogelbach 1B 6
Albert Pujols 1B 6
Hunter Dozier 1B (OF) 6
Yuli Gurriel 1B 6
Paul Goldschmidt 1B 6

Second Base

Brandon Lowe 2B (OF) 14
Keston Hiura 2B 13
Rougned Odor 2B 10
Robinson Cano 2B 10
DJ LeMahieu 2B (3B/1B) 10
Ryan McMahon 2B (3B/1B) 9
Mike Moustakas 2B (1B) 8
Jonathan Schoop 2B 8
Cavan Biggio 2B (OF) 8
Adam Frazier 2B (OF) 7
Ozzie Albies 2B 6

Third Base

Jose Ramirez 3B 17
Manny Machado 3B 16
Eugenio Suarez 3B 15
Rafael Devers 3B 11
Matt Chapman 3B 10
Rio Ruiz 3B 9
Anthony Rendon 3B 9
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B 9
Kyle Seager 3B 9
Edwin Rios 3B (1B) 8
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 3B (OF) 8
Nolan Arenado 3B 8
Austin Riley 3B 8
Asdrubal Cabrera 3B (1B) 8
Maikel Franco 3B 8
David Bote 3B (2B) 7
Evan Longoria 3B 7
Jean Segura 3B (2B) 7
Josh Donaldson 3B 6
Giovanny Urshela 3B 6
Travis Shaw 3B (1B) 6
J.D. Davis 3B (OF) 6
Yoan Moncada 3B 6

Shortstop

Fernando Tatis Jr. SS 17
Corey Seager SS 15
Trea Turner SS 12
Xander Bogaerts SS 11
Trevor Story SS 11
Tim Anderson SS 10
Didi Gregorius SS 10
Dansby Swanson SS 10
Pat Valaika SS (2B/1B) 8
Brandon Crawford SS 8
Willy Adames SS 8
Chris Taylor SS (2B/OF) 8
Javier Baez SS 8
Francisco Lindor SS 8
Freddy Galvis SS (2B) 7
Marcus Semien SS 7
Willi Castro SS (3B) 6
Alex Bregman SS 6
Adalberto Mondesi SS 6

Outfield

Marcell Ozuna OF 18
Mike Trout OF 17
Teoscar Hernandez OF 16
Adam Duvall OF 16
A.J. Pollock OF 16
Kole Calhoun OF 16
Mookie Betts OF 16
Wil Myers OF 15
Ronald Acuna Jr. OF 14
George Springer OF 14
Eloy Jimenez OF 14
Nicholas Castellanos OF 14
Byron Buxton OF 13
Juan Soto OF 13
Eddie Rosario OF 13
Bryce Harper OF 13
Ian Happ OF 12
Randal Grichuk OF 12
Cody Bellinger OF (1B) 12
Christian Yelich OF 12
Anthony Santander OF 11
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. OF 11
Kyle Schwarber OF 11
Luis Robert OF 11
Brian Anderson OF 11
Kyle Lewis OF 11
Alex Dickerson OF 10
Dominic Smith OF (1B) 10
Mike Yastrzemski OF 10
Joey Gallo OF 10
Andrew McCutchen OF 10
Trent Grisham OF 10
Aaron Judge OF 9
Justin Upton OF 9
Max Kepler OF 9
Kyle Tucker OF 9
Michael Conforto OF 9
Whit Merrifield OF/2B 9
Hunter Renfroe OF 8
Ryan Braun OF 8
Dylan Moore OF (2B) 8
Clint Frazier OF 8
Robbie Grossman OF 8
Brandon Nimmo OF 8
Randy Arozarena OF 7
D.J. Stewart OF 7
Joc Pederson OF 7
Tyler O’Neill OF 7
Gregory Polanco OF 7
Jurickson Profar OF (2B) 7
Bryan Reynolds OF 7
Corey Dickerson OF 7
Jackie Bradley Jr. OF 7
Jay Bruce OF 6
Sam Hilliard OF 6
Jose Marmolejos OF (1B) 6
Garrett Cooper OF 6
Brian Goodwin OF 6
Jason Heyward OF 6
Aaron Hicks OF 6
Alex Verdugo OF 6
Ramon Laureano OF 6
Kevin Pillar OF 6
Charlie Blackmon OF 6
Starling Marte OF 6

Designated Hitter

Nelson Cruz DH 16
Jesse Winker DH (OF) 12
Wilmer Flores DH (1B/2B) 12
Edwin Encarnacion DH 10
Colin Moran DH (1B) 10
Miguel Cabrera DH 10
Franmil Reyes DH 9
Jorge Soler DH (OF) 8
Brad Miller DH (3B) 7
Shohei Ohtani DH 7
J.D. Martinez DH 7
Matt Kemp DH 6

Wesley Lyles

Wesley is a jack of all trades hobbyist. Though much of his spare time is spent playing board games (especially solo card games like Legendary), Hearthstone, Rocket League, and MLB The Show.e He also enjoys most sports, but pays way too much attention to baseball and football.

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